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Ashley Greene's new projects: Is there life beyond 'Twilight'?

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Ashley-Greene_lThe Twilight series’ Ashley Greene is certainly keeping busy when she’s not playing vampire Alice Cullen. In addition to New Moon, Greene’s got the trashy slasher movie Summer’s Moon out on DVD Nov. 10. And just last week, there was news she was in talks to star in the supernatural thriller The Apparition. I don’t have much to say about either project yet (although, a DVD splatter movie called Summer’s Moon timed for release in the same month as soon-to-be-blockbuster New Moon is inspired marketing, yes?) But it did get me thinking about what could lie ahead for an actress like Greene who gets monumental exposure with a supporting role in a series like Twilight. On the surface, it seems like hitting the jackpot for an actor to land a regular, high-profile gig like that. On the other hand, the rabid fanbases for Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings didn’t translate into flourishing careers for all of the actors in those series. So while it seems fairly likely that we’ll be seeing Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart branching out, I’m not convinced that Twilight necessarily launches Greene onto Hollywood’s A-list. What do you think – will she forever be branded the vampire girl?

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Originally posted November 6 2009 — 2:45 PM EST

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